South Korea reiterated a meeting proposal directed at its neighbor and long-time rival, North Korea. The initial proposition claimed the day of Friday as the official date for the big event. However, there was no answer coming from Pyongyang which was an act of defiance. Nonetheless, President Moon has no intentions to give up just yet. The official chose other dates to hold the peace talks which aim at easing the tensions across the border.
The Agenda for the Peace Talks Includes Temporary Family Reunions
South Korea’s Defense Ministry stated that there would be no meeting on Friday between them and North Korea. However, the official claimed that new propositions were sent to their neighbor with calls to accept the military talks as soon as possible. The initial proposition left the South for North on Monday, offering the latter four days to reply. However, the invitation was met with silence.
“Easing the military tension between the South and North and restoring the military dialogue channel are very urgent tasks.”
The main goal of the first talks between the two parts of the divided country was to initiate family reunions. Many family members are kept away from each other by the border that is a result of the 950-53 Korean War. However, these peace attempts will have just a temporary clause.
North Korea Might Eventually Respond to Such Calls as It Has Its Own Interests to Follow
If the North eventually responds to such calls, the world will witness the first cooperation between the two sides since December 2015. The connection between those two slipped on worse territories since North Korea began working on its nuclear program for missile launch. On the other hand, the South found a new liberal President in Moon Jae-in who expressed a desire to resume ties with the North.
Even though the other side kept silence about this matter so far, some experts believe that the North would eventually agree on such peace talks. That’s because they can gain as well something of value to them from such negotiations. For instance, the North showed interest in putting a stop on the broadcasted propaganda that started at the border since its fourth nuclear test in 2016.
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